How to export effects to SD Card? – ADVANCED

This tutorial is for those utilizing our ArtNet to SPI Converters that were not activated for use of our custom protocol – SPI Matrix and Reactivo.

Our controllers can only playback files that are using our file format. Whether created in our software from scratch or recorder with Art-Net recorder, you need to create the mapping for your strips in the software.

Dummy device #

Each controller that you are using in your project, has an IP address. You are telling the software to which device send the animation. In standalone mode, you don’t need to know the address. Software as it is built however requires some address for each new device that you create. Hence “Dummy device”

IMPORTANT- your Dummy device can not have the same IP as the actual device. The software, our custom protocol, has priority over ArtNet. So it will try to take over. But since e.g. your SPI Matrix is not activated, it will allow connection only for a brief moment. Then, ArtNet will take over. Repeating over and over again, until you will be very frustrated with what’s going on.

What works for me, if available, is to use the same IPs in ArtNet and Mapping and just add 1 at the start. Or make it dividable by 7 and add 10. Whatever floats your boat 😊

For example – ArtNet 31 (Mapping 131) – ArtNet 92 (Mapping 191)

I then use similar naming systems for the folders where I export the animations. The key is to have it organized.  

Software settings, export, and everything else #

This would be basically copy/paste of the previous article with all the information.

When you are new the software and are not sure how to work with ArtNet mapping, check out this video tutorial that we have done some time ago.

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